A state task force voted 8-7 Wednesday to recommend that the General Assembly push the start of Delaware’s school year past Labor Day.
Delaware Tourism Director and task force chair Linda Parkowski said the group, made up of lawmakers, educators and representatives from the tourism industry, considered a variety of factors in making its recommendation.
This is real F’ed up here folks! Business owners down the beach like Senator Hocker who introduced this bill wants to have the start of all public schools including charters be after Labor Day so that there won’t be a disruption in there “profits”. This decision should that of district and charter school boards.
The task force’s recommendation includes an opt-out clause that a allow schools to start pre-Labor Day under certain circumstances, something Delaware Tourism Director Linda Parkowski says was discussed at length
School district and charter school boards shouldn’t bow-down to this bull-shit
“The ability to have local control was a really strong current that ran through the entire meeting, especially from the educators’ perspectives,” she said.
Why wouldn’t it be strong?
Parkowski says it’s up to the General Assembly to craft the mechancics of the opt-out clause, but noted it would likely involve waivers for hardship or year round schools.
While we’re at it how about wavier for parents to opt their child out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment?